Posts Tagged ‘ film ’
Latin America at the Oscars 2011
2 responses - Posted 03.10.11

It’s been a year since Argentina walked away – to many people’s surprise – with the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for El Secreto de Sus Ojos, staring the country’s biggest sex symbol (in my opinion), Ricardo Darin. 2011 was not a winning one for Latin America in Hollywood, but here are some Oscar-related features […]

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What is it like at an Argentinian football game?
no responses - Posted 08.08.10

I’m in the middle of doing another article on Argentinian cinema and while researching I was reminded of this incredible scene from Oscar-winning El Secreto de Sus Ojos. I remember being blown away by this sequence when I first saw at the cinema in Buenos Aires. That first sweeping, overhead shot takes you by surprise […]

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Learning French in Quebec
2 responses - Posted 07.22.10

So here I am at summer school in Montreal. I’m into my third week of French refresher classes at UQAM (L’Université du Québec à Montréal). Keeping up the location independent way of life, I have signed up for the intensive morning course, which leaves me with the afternoons/evenings to earn a living and pay the […]

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Behind the scenes: how El Secreto de sus Ojos got an Oscar for Argentina
3 responses - Posted 03.09.10

Well done Argentina for scoring an Oscar at the weekend for El Secreto de sus Ojos. The award for the Best Foreign Language Film does, indeed, go to the country not an individual filmmaker. And this isn’t the only little-known thing about this category.

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